Two teenage girls have been injured in a road traffic crash in Knaresborough. The girls aged 15 and 16 were hit by a small dark car on the crossing outside Meadowside Primary School, on Halfpenny Lane, at around 6.45pm on Friday March 21, 2014.
The car briefly stopped and a white woman aged around 60-years-old got out of the driver's seat before getting back in without speaking and driving away.
One of the girls suffered a broken bone in her foot and the other sustained a suspected broken wrist in the incident. They were both treated in hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Knaresborough police are appealing for information after the body of an elderly woman was recovered from the River Nidd, near the viaduct close to Mother Shipton’s Cave, at around 8.50am today.
Officers have not found anything to suggest there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
Police enquiries remain ongoing to establish the woman’s identity. She is described as being white, around 5ft 2in tall with a medium to heavy build and grey hair.
She was wearing a cream cardigan, a white t-shirt with a black flower on it, black trousers and shiny black shoes. The woman also had gold earrings and gold rings on. Following a search of the area, officers found a black coat with a leopard print collar by the side of the river.
A man from West Yorkshire has been arrested over a hoax bomb threat in Knaresborough.
Emergency services received an anonymous phone call regarding a bomb scare at a pizza take-away on the town's High Street on October 16. The area was evacuated and pupils were kept inside a nearby school.
A 21-year-old from the Leeds area was arrested on Friday in connection with the incident. He has been released on police bail.
Knaresborough is hoping to be crowned town crier capital of the country later with local man Simon Shaw taking part in a national competition based in Hastings. Simon is a member of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers which organises the Hastings event annually.
The aim is to ensure that the very English tradition of town criers is perpetuated. This year over 25 competitors are expected at the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre in Hastings - both men and women from across the country who will be judged on diction, inflection, clarity and, of course, volume.
North Yorkshire Police deny they 'over-reacted' during last night's armed incident in Knaresborough. The town's High Street was sealed off for several hours and armed officers were brought in after being tipped off that a gun or explosives were in a pizza shop.
Four workers were detained then let go after it was found to be a malicious hoax. Now detectives are hunting for those responsible. Chris Kiddey reports.
North Yorkshire Police say tonight's armed response in Knaresborough was sparked by a hoax call. The owner of a pizza shop and three of his staff were detained but no arrests were made. Chris Kiddey reports.